Kratom Methods Of Preparation
There are a few popular methods of using powdered leaf, but the most common are with capsules or tablets, “toss and wash”, mixing with food, and preparation as a tea. The following is a guide to help users discover their favorite way to enjoy kratom:
Kratom Capsules and Tablets
Kratom capsules have become one of the most common ways people now use kratom. You can find pre-capsuled kratom in almost any head shop in the US while some choose to buy empty 00 or 000 capsules and capsule their kratom for themselves.
It’s important to note that 00 capsules are much better suited for kratom extract (due to the necessary dosage concentration of approximately 1/2 a gram to 1 gram.
000 capsules are better suited for regular kratom powdered leaf. The increased size allows them to hold up to 1 gram of leaf per capsule, minimizing the amount needed for a regular dose.
Toss and Wash
“Toss and wash” is basically just spooning the powder directly into your mouth and washing it down with a liquid. Kratom is known as a diuretic and is associated with dehydration. It is important when using this method that you hydrate. This could be with your favorite sports drink or you can just stick with water. The word hydrate comes from the Greek word for water, so its hard to find a better hydrating beverage.
This is commonly known as the most “difficult” method but is the quickest in a pinch and arguably gives some of the strongest effects.
The downside to this method is that the powder is incredibly dry and will stick to your mouth and throat, causing many to gag or cough “blow” the dry powder out of their mouth. If using this method of consumption, it is best to spoon small amounts at a time.
Mixing Kratom With Food
⇒ Kratom can also easily be mixed into a food.
Other good suggestions include mixing with chocolate almond milk or chocolate protein powder.
Keep in mind that kratom has a strong flavor and may not mix well in certain foods. Also, you will not reduce the efficacy of kratom if you take it with small amounts of food or any of our recommended recipes.
User Food Recipes (If you have a favorite recipe, feel free to send it to us to post!)
- Reddit User nicolio8699:
1/2 c vanilla yogurt (I used light & fit, but Greek would most likely be better because of its thicker consistency)
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 TBSP of powdered bali
Kratom Tea Preparation
Lastly, preparation as a tea is convenient and effective.
It is important to note that only powdered leaf should be used to make tea. Extracts should not be used.
Start by measuring out between 1 teaspoon of powdered leaf. Using an extract is not recommended, as the hot water may break down some of the alkaloids, there’s no added benefit, and it’s more expensive. Boil 2-4 cups of water. The more water you use, the less strong the flavor, but as long as you drink it all the effects will be exactly the same.
Put the kratom powder into a large cup or container with a pour lip, and pour the boiling water on top. Stir until it is thoroughly mixed. Be sure there aren’t any clumps of dry powder. I highly recommend adding sugar, artificial sweeter, or honey (honey works the best to cut the bitterness), and stir. If using artificial sweetener, 2 packets is a good starting amount. Let sit until cool (at least 15 minutes), stirring occasionally.
Once cooled, allow the powder to settle to the bottom. Pour the tea into a drinking cup, and enjoy! At this point you can add more sweetener to taste, or add water or ice cubes to dilute the flavor. As long as you drink all of the liquid, the effects will be the same.
User Tea Recipes (If you have a favorite recipe, feel free to send it to us to post!)
- Reddit User ghoooooooooost:
I recommend making this at night before bed. It will be ready for you in the morning.
- 1 cup water
- 1 spearmint teabag
- 1 chamomile teabag
- 2 teaspoons kratom
- sugar, honey or artificial sweetener to taste
- 1 teapot (I use something like this)
Double/triple/etc. the quantities to make a bigger batch.
- Boil water in a kettle.
- Put both teabags and kratom in the teapot and pour boiling water over top.
- Let it steep for 20-30 minutes.
- Remove teabags.
- Put teapot in fridge and let it sit overnight. Kratom will settle to the bottom.
- In the morning, slowly pour the tea into a glass. Be sure to stop pouring once you notice the plant matter is about to come out of the spout. There will be a layer of kratom sludge left in the teapot—just dump it down the sink.
- Sweeten tea and drink! (I like to use two packets of Sweet’N Low.)
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